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Santa Ema Reserve Merlot 2007

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Deep violet-ruby-red color. Very fruity wine with aromas of plums, blackberries, and black currant, accompanied by intense notes of caramel, chocolate, and vanilla. The palate is soft, ripe tannins lend good structure and balance. Drink with red meats, white meats, pastas, game birds, and cheeses.

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Sant Ema:
In 1917 a young Pedro Pavone-Voglino left his homeland in Italy’s Piamonte wine region and embarked upon the long journey to the New World. His pioneering spirit led him to Chile and allowed him to come to know the beauty and benefits of the Maipo Valley. Pavone Family Captivated by the area’s landscape and its particular qualities for wine production, he decided to settle there ... Read more
In 1917 a young Pedro Pavone-Voglino left his homeland in Italy’s Piamonte wine region and embarked upon the long journey to the New World. His pioneering spirit led him to Chile and allowed him to come to know the beauty and benefits of the Maipo Valley. Pavone Family Captivated by the area’s landscape and its particular qualities for wine production, he decided to settle there and acquired the land that is now Viña Santa Ema in 1931. He began producing grapes for vinification, which, due to their quality were sold to well-known Chilean wineries. He married Marta Arbea Perrot in the small town of Isla de Maipo, where their children and descendents still live today. In 1956, ‘Don’ Pedro and his oldest son, Félix Pavone-Arbea, began making and marketing bottled wines that soon earned recognition by the industry and consumers alike. Félix Pavone continued the work of his father, married Catalina Moreno, settled into the family home in Isla de Maipo and had four children: María Cecilia, Félix, Rossana, and Pilar, who have all actively worked in the winery since their youth. In the late 1960s the winery purchased a significant amount of land in the Peumo sector of the Cachapoal Valley. This area is particularly known for its high quality red varietals, such as Carignan, Carignan, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, and, of course, Carmenère. The company’s first exports began in 1986 with shipments to Brazil. Today Santa Ema wines are exported to more than 30 countries in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. The primary market is the United States, where Santa Ema is consistently among the top 10 Chilean wineries in terms of sales. In Chile, Santa Ema has earned a solid position by becoming one of the highest-selling Chilean wineries in restaurants, hotels, and wine shops. El Peral In 2003 the company inaugurated its modern new El Peral vinification facility in Isla de Maipo, surrounded by 50 hectares of estate vineyards. The 3.2 million-liter winery is equipped with the highest technology available for fine wine production and is widely recognized as a local landmark. Over the years, Santa Ema has been recognized by the most important national and international organizations and has earned numerous medals in competitions such as the Concours Mundial de Bruxelles and distinctions in prestigious international trade magazines. It was recently named to the Wine Spectator’s list of Top 20 World’s Finest Value Brands, Wine Advocate rated four Santa Ema wines above 90 points, and Wine & Spirits named it Value Winery of the Year. But for Santa Ema, the most important distinction of all is the preference of its consumers around the world to appreciate the work of three generations dedicated to the production of consistently high quality wines. Read less

Member Reviews for Santa Ema Reserve Merlot

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Snooth User: Wolle
2034221,410
3.50 5
07/10/2010

My Rating: 87. Nic nose with complex fruit aromas. Tight body with low sugar, almost to point of having a hint of bitter. Nice balance though. Price is very low at $8.99 at Costco


Snooth User: Wolle
2034221,410
3.50 5
08/11/2010

My Rating: 89. This wine is full bodies ,fruity with a strong taste of oak. it seems to need a little time in the bottle. Tannins are uneven. The nose is almost the same as the taste; oak berries and some complex melange but some how not very elegant .


Snooth User: dynowine
3956231,323
3.50 5
03/12/2010

Merlot never ceases to amaze me, it marries its terroir but keeps it charms. This one is an intriguing wine I found challenging to describe. Nose of creamy shredded vegetables, sweet compost, and "frosted fruit cookies". On the attack same frosted cookies and wood. In the mouth a smooth mix of chemical, spicy sweet peppers (like sauteed bell peppers, mild cumin, and mild sugar), and more fruit. Finish of fruit similar to the cookies.


Snooth User: Boston Wine Guy
5665674
4.00 5
08/28/2010

a nice wine to enjoy with red meat. Perfect for wine drinkers like myself who appreciate the good taste but don't want to spend big dollars or track down the right French.


Snooth User: morelag1
6862803
4.00 5
04/07/2012

Four glasses


External Reviews for Santa Ema Reserve Merlot

External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
08/04/2010

90 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate"The 2007 Merlot Reserve is a glass-coating opaque purple. The nose offers up coffee, mocha, and cherry leading to a wine with no hard edges and plenty of character. If all Merlots offered this much pleasure, Pinot Noir would never have become so popular." (12/08)


External Review
Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
07/13/2010

Deep violet-ruby-red, this Merlot is a very fruity wine with aromas of plums, blackberries, and black currant accompanied by intense notes of caramel, chocolate, and vanilla. It has soft, ripe tannins that lend good structure and balance on the palate.


External Review
05/19/2011

Solid, with ripe plum and cassis flavors, backed by a layer of vanilla and mocha toast. Slightly firm, but with good weight and length. Drink now.


External Review
05/19/2011

This relies more on its vanilla and blueberry aromas than its more modest core of plum and cherry fruit, with a toasty edge lingering on the finish. Drink now.


External Review
03/03/2010

RP: 90 Points WS: 86 Points


External Review
05/19/2011

Cocoa/chocolate nuances; blackcurrant and cassis, smooth texture, some elegance, lengthy.


External Review
05/19/2011

The 2007 Merlot Reserve is a glass-coating opaque purple. The nose offers up coffee, mocha, and cherry leading to a wine with no hard edges and plenty of character. If all Merlots offered this much pleasure, Pinot Noir would never have become so popular.


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Deep violet-ruby-red color. Very fruity wine with aromas of plums, blackberries, and black currant, accompanied by intense notes of caramel, chocolate, and vanilla. The palate is soft, ripe tannins lend good structure and balance. Drink with red meats, white meats, pastas, game birds, and cheeses.

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